For Cheyenne Clark, there’s a bad moon on the rise There’s one sound a woman doesn’t want to hear when she’s lost and alone in the Arctic wilderness. Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale is the disappointingly slow story of a woman frostbite Terminally Tepid Werewolf Action. Author: David Wellington. Frostbite (Werewolf Tale, book 1) by David Wellington – book cover, description, publication history.
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A lone woman, trekking through the desolation of the pre-Arctic forest is driven by need yet abandoned in fear — some mysterious mission half completed. As night falls, the chilling howl of starving wolves fills the air and Cheyenne, terrified, is driven up a dabid.
It looks as though she will not survive frostbitw night until a large wolf, a mythical like creature with power and blood lust swipes her bare ankle with its claws. Stranded, Chey waits until morning comes eventually finding a strange man who, in his battered pickup, leads her to the man she has been searching for all along — the heart of this secret, cold quest. Strung between the world of humanity and revenge and desire to survive as a beast, Chey must decide if her adversary is now her friend.
I actually discovered Frostbite: Overwinter depicts a more peaceful alliance between Powell and Chey, yet with the strain of a horrific underlying history between them, that haunting image of a dead and feasted on father. The idea of coming to forgiveness and redemption and how we cannot entirely let things go is a strong current through the sequel as is the breathless, fast-paced action and the incorporation of mythology and Native American representations of animal spirts.
After finishing Frostbiteall I can say is that I am glad I discovered the sequel first, otherwise, after reading the first book, I would return neither to this series nor this author.
The compelling tension of the second novel is absent and the plot drags and drags. The confrontation between Chey and Powell never truly comes.
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What of the monstrosity Powell was building of human skin frostbbite the possibility that her father was a part of this frostbire She never asks or even thinks about it. The issue is never addressed verbally or mentally and the first part of the novel is merely spent setting things up and leaving readers to wonder what is happening and what the central conflict of this story if wellingron is one addresses: As for actual werewolf action — there is very little.
The novel moves like an asthmatic frostbit climbing uphill in a pollen storm. Admittedly, Frostbite does a better job with description and we can actually see these dire beasts. However, the werewolves come into the story far too late to be interesting and the motivation behind their bestiality remains cloaked by only the vaguest notions of what compels them, unlike the sequel.
The conclusion flatlines as Chey goes through a ridiculous confrontation in an overly sludgy radioactive town where the compost of old cars has been dumped into a lake where she is marooned and weakened. The ending portions of the novel, unlike the rest of it, are however, fast paced meaning that the action scenes end quickly and take up little page space especially when compared to dqvid endless set up.
Overall, readers interested in werewolf lore, unique or traditional, should skip Frostbite and go straight for the sequel instead.
Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale
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